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Product Designer

Product Designer

Are you ambidextrous? We are. And right now, we are seeking an amazing person with Product Design expertise. We are both strategic AND tactical and looking for someone who thinks and acts similarly. Your skillset will provide new thinking and product design to our existing depth and expertise.

Purple Koru is a boutique management consulting firm that works with prestigious companies on complex transformations AND a startup incubator that helps early-stage startups launch, get funded, and go to market. 

Several of our startups are in the perfect stage to reap the benefits of product design. We are looking for someone who can join our team and work flexibly across more than one company simultaneously.  We seek someone who can bring large company practices, startup nimbleness, and product management discipline with creative design thinking. Most importantly, somebody who can roll up their sleeves, take early design concepts and turn them into more detailed product designs and roadmaps. Ideally, the right person would also be able to take the initial designs into a Figma prototype.    

 

Responsibilities

  • Present product ideas to relevant team members for brainstorming and facilitating product features and design concepts with the leadership of each startup. 

  • Create design concepts and drawings to determine the best product

  • Creating user flows, wireframes, prototypes and mockups

  • Employ design concepts into functional prototypes (we use Figma)

  • Perform research on product technologies and structures to implement into design concepts

  • Maintain up to date on current industry trends, market conditions, and competitors

  • Gain a deep understanding of the target customer experience

 

Requirements:

  • You are proficient in prototyping tools such as Figma, Adobe XD, InVision, Sketch, Webflow, etc.

  • Problem-solving skills to determine solutions to user interface challenges

  • Development of web-based applications

  • Strong visual design skills. Ability to create original graphic designs (e.g., images, sketches, and tables)

  • You have a degree/diploma in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, or a related field

  • You have prior experience as a UI/UX Designer as well as a strong portfolio of related projects

  • Basic HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, and JavaScript skills are a plus

  • You pay strong attention to detail and have a keen eye for aesthetics

  • You have excellent communication skills and can clearly articulate your ideas, designs, and suggestions

  • Relevant work experience as a product designer is preferred – especially in a Consumer-oriented solution where UI/UX and design are essential. In fact, one of our startups is aimed at high school/secondary school students, so experience in high-engagement UX, and gamified experiences will have great value.  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent eye for aesthetic design and customer/user appeal. 

 

Experience

  • You might be new in your career, a seasoned veteran or even just a part-time freelancer.

  • We care more about creativity, attitude, and the ability to execute. 

  • We are also very flexible about location!

 

And most importantly, we seek a teammate with tolerance for the marvelous chaos of startups. You should be someone who doesn’t need to be told what to do every day or can only work in structured environments. You work hard, work independently, and will do whatever needs to be done. You should be able to wear multiple hats and jump between strategy and execution seamlessly. You will have the opportunity to work on some exciting products, think about student-oriented product design in Ireland, and flip to cyber security in Canada.

 

If this is you, we look forward to welcoming you to Purple Koru!

 

This is a 1099 contract position.

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